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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Y. Levinson Narrator: Ervin Ross Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1963, the Civil Rights movement was falling apart. After a series of setbacks across the south, the movement was losing direction and momentum. No southern city was more divided than Birmingham, Alabama, home of the infamous Bull Connor.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. conceived an ingenious plan: fill the Birmingham jails by arranging a series of public protests at which participants would be arrested as a result of their nonviolent action, paralyzing the city and drawing national and world attention to the horrors and injustices of segregation. But the stakes were too high for much adult participant in the movement—job loss, jailing, and quite possibly even death. Instead, against Dr. King’s better judgment, young people led the protests.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The most compelling component is Levinson’s dramatic recreation of the courageous children’s crusade and the change it helped bring about in the face of widespread prejudice and brutality. ”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A moving record of young people rising at a pivotal historical moment, based on original interviews and archival research as well as published sources.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A fascinating look at a rarely covered event for both curriculum and personal interest.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2012

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/16/2014

    " Levinson presents the story of four out of 3000-4000 children willing to go to jail to fight for equal rights during the Civil Rights Movement. Her narrative is thorough and easy-to read, and she supplements the primary narrative with addition facts in clean and bold boxes on side of text, as well as with relevant photographs with captions. I highly recommend this book for a library's nonfiction collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Simple Pleasures | 2/16/2014

    " Review to follow on our blog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adam | 1/26/2014

    " Meticulously researched, interesting, eye-opening account of a scary, important time. Brave kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 1/15/2014

    " Valuable nonfiction resource on 1963 children's March for civil rights. "

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